Seles withdraws from Italian Open

ROME (AP) — Defending champion Monica Seles on Wednesday pulled out of the women’s Italian Open because of a foot injury.

Elena Dementieva also withdrew from the May 14-20 clay-court tournament that follows this week’s men’s event in Rome.

Venus and Serena Williams also withdrew because of injuries last week.

The field for the Italian Open, a major tuneup for the French Open, includes Martina Hingis and Jennifer Capriati.